Helmer to receive Gold Hugo lifetime achievement award

Steven Spielberg will receive the Gold Hugo lifetime achievement award at the 42nd Chicago Film Festival.

Helmer will be feted July 15 at the fest’s Summer Gala hosted by TV journalist Bill Kurtis at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Past recipients of the award include Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough, Francois Truffaut, Jodie Foster, Robin Williams and Clint Eastwood.

Awards presentation will include film clips and comments from Spielberg’s colleagues and friends. Proceeds from the Summer Gala benefit the year-round programs of Cinema/Chicago, presenter of the Chicago Film Festival.

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